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"Les Miserables

The Two Christianities Of Les Miserables

Morgan Guyton | Posted 03.05.2013 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

The question of whether we see the world through the eyes of Javert or Valjean amounts to our understanding of justice. For Javert, justice is retribution in the interest of maintaining an abstract order; for Valjean, justice is solidarity in the interest of personal love.

Why Sacha Baron Cohen Bailed On 'Django Unchained'

Posted 01.04.2013 | Entertainment

The roster of actors forced to drop out of "Django Unchained" is almost as impressive as the film's cast: Kevin Costner, Kurt Russell, Jonah Hill, Jos...

Movie Review: Les Mis Is a Miss

Carole Mallory | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

This film poses the question, Can a successful Broadway musical be turned into a successful movie? Sure it's been done, but this interpretation of Les Miserables is not it.

Do Critics Hear the People Sing? In Defense of Les Miserables

Ben Lerner | Posted 03.04.2013 | Entertainment
Ben Lerner

I'll save the review, but the faithful film of the musical phenomenon is just as emotionally exhausting and breathtaking as it should be. It left me properly devastated and touched, and surely ready to analyze the performances.

Eddie Redmayne on His "Hellishly Scary" Les Mis Role and Binging When It Was All Over

Vanity Fair | Posted 03.04.2013 | Celebrity
Vanity Fair

by Bennett Marcus, Vanity Fair photo by WWD/Steve Eichner The cast of the sure-to-be blockbuster musical Les Misérables has been working triple ti...

Les Miserables From a Dad's Perspective

Jim Higley | Posted 03.04.2013 | Parents
Jim Higley

I was thinking it would be like roadkill. Something you know you shouldn't look at. But you do anyway. Which is followed by that horrible feeling in your gut that you should have followed your instinct and avoid it.

Russell Crowe Responds To Adam Lambert's 'Les Miserables' Slam

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 01.02.2013 | Entertainment

Russell Crowe took to his Twitter account Tuesday night to respond to a very vocal "Les Miserables" critic. Singer and former American Idol contes...

Parenting Lessons In Non-Parenting Places

Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.27.2013 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

When you are a hammer, everything looks like a nail. When you are a parent, everything sounds like a parenting message. 

The Soul of Les Miserables: Why It Touches Us

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 03.02.2013 | Entertainment
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

The epic musical Les Miserables, now portrayed on the big screen, contains elements so rarely seen today and yet so sorely needed.

A-Sides Music: My Heart's Full Of Love Over Les Mis

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.02.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

So many thoughts ran through my head the other day as I sat with my parents and waited for Les Misérables to start after 101 trailers that preceded i...

Les Miserables and Lincoln: They March to Freedom

Lonna Saunders | Posted 03.02.2013 | Entertainment
Lonna Saunders

What do Lincoln and Les Miserables have in common? Enjolras played by Aaron Tveit, a student leader of the June Rebellion in Les Miserables, belts it out.

WATCH: 'We've Been To Funerals And Been Less Upset'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.31.2012 | Comedy

What does it say about a movie when it makes you cry more than attending a family member's funeral? And, though this question may best be saved for a ...

Adam Lambert Slams 'Les Miserables'

Posted 12.31.2012 | Entertainment

After months of anticipation, the film adaptation of "Les Miserables" hit theaters on Christmas Day. Starring Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jac...

Courage & Individual Conscience: The Top 10 Pro-Freedom Films of 2012

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 03.02.2013 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

As we celebrate 2012 in film, it's fitting that we honor movies that affirm the very liberty that makes our art, our traditions of free speech, and our democratic form of government possible.

The Enduring Radicalism of Les Miserables

Nathan Newman | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Nathan Newman

The real measure of the radicalism of Les Miserables is not in the character of the heroes or the evils visited upon them, but in that of the movie's villain, Inspector Javert. 

'Les Miserables' Is Beat Out By 'Django Unchained' And 'The Hobbit'

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 12.30.2012 | Entertainment

In an unexpected turn, Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" out-earned the much-hyped "Les Miserables" this weekend. "Django" earned $30.6 millio...

2012 in Film: The Overrated

Scott Mendelson | Posted 02.28.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

I wrestled with even doing an 'overrated' list this year. First of all, the very idea of such a list is to merely tell other critics and/or the masses that they are dead-wrong for liking something, which I'd argue is very different from telling someone they're wrong for disliking something.

Popcorn Preview: Les Misérables

Leslie Sisman | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Les Misérables (2012) Cast includes: Hugh Jackman (X-Men), Russell Crowe (Gladiator), Anne Hathaway (The Devil Wears Prada), Amanda Seyfried (M...

Les Miserables Is Truly the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The film version of Les Miserables is truly an amalgamation of the good, the bad and the ugly. All three elements are found in this epic film of faith, forgiveness and redemption.

ReThink Review: Les Misérables -- In Your Face!

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I feel like the makers of Les Misérables attempted to solve a problem few people other than myself even consider a problem, and by doing so, created more problems that made the movie unpleasant to watch.

A Brief Movie Review of Les Misérables

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 02.26.2013 | Entertainment
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Last night, my wife and I finally went to see Les Mis. I have seen about six productions of Les Misérables over the years, as well as all the anni...

WATCH: Hilarious College Parody Of Les Misérables

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.27.2012 | College

There's no disputing that the job market for recent college grads is tough. But for some enterprising students at Boston University, the struggle to f...

Hugh Jackman's Workout Revealed

Posted 12.27.2012 | Entertainment

Hugh Jackman is known for being pretty jacked (sorry), but his turn in "Les Miserables" presented some new difficulties for the actor. As Jean Valjean...

Do You Hear the People Sing? Les Miserables Is a Musical Masterpiece!

Lee Allport | Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment
Lee Allport

When you venture out to see Les Miserables, go with an open mind and an open heart. Allow the actors to tell their story their way, which may be different than what you've experienced in the past.

Movie Review: Les Miserables

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Tom Hooper's film of the musical Les Miserables is an exceptional movie of a mediocre musical, the kind of middlebrow melodrama that passes for profound on Broadway.